It’s all very quiet at Macduff Harbour today…
Katy learns that time and tide waits for no man (or dog).
The Conservative Party – a bunch of lying crooks…
I’m not sure why the phrase ‘Gird Your Loins’ sprang to mind when I created the image below (lockdown lunacy). Perhaps the rope had something to do with it. The image overall looks, I think, like some kind of strange space alien warrior. I can’t help thinking, also, that this is a female space alien. The image was created using a Photoshop plugin from Flaming Pear.
And, I searched on ‘gird your loins’ and found the second image in this post which brought me to a some wonderful art and illustrations by Ted Slampyak Kinyak his site is really worth looking at. You’ll find some wonderful illustrations on Ted’s site (click here to visit).
And so now, you can go out and gird up your loins……
I’ve been talking to John in Nevada about the need for exercise. We are lucky, we live in a sparsely populated area and so we can take our dog for long morning walks without meeting many (or any) people. The problem is, the 5 Km walk doesn’t offset the intake of chocolate hobnobs (an essential food item surely?). Here’s our route map.
PS: map tipped over sideways so it will fit on the page better.
Here’s some most wonderful advice from a most helpful young lady.
I promised to send John in Nevada an image of the boats in MacDuff Harbour at low water. We’ll, we’re just past low water and the tide is well and truly out and below you can see PD182 sitting on the harbour bottom waiting for the tide to come in. The bottom of the harbour is a mixture of mud, sand and silt and so the boats cannot come to any harm. They just sit there in sludge for a few hours every day. When the tide is out and the boats are sitting on the harbour bottom, you can see that these fishing vessels have a deep draft. They’re built for the very worst conditions you will find out in the North Sea and the North Atlantic.
Now, I know I’ve photographed some very strange chickens in my time but this really has to be the strangest…
PS…for the public good, some software programmes should be left well alone (i.e. Symmetry).
I’m not talking about Boris Johnson here. Here’s somebody with so much more and better to offer. For educators and trainers (I is one). Character Animator is such a gift.
Good to hear the next Wes Anderson film is due out this year. We have to wait until August though (in the UK at least). Wes Anderson – perhaps one of the greatest film makers ever…
It’s a very windy day today here in Banff. Not a good day to be at sea! Storm Ciara certainly huffing and puffing…
Only the Brits could make a jet aircraft using wood (see image below). In these days of carbon fibre, I feel wood is much underrated as a building material. Bring back wood (and a few more trees). Don’t you just love the touch, smell and feel of wood?
Those of us (and we are a vanishing breed) who can send and receive Morse code will be able to pick out ‘The Quick Brown Dog’ sent in Morse code from this interesting video. I think it should be ‘The Quick Brown Fox’ but who cares. There was a time when I earned my living sending and receiving Morse code messages. Hard to believe these days but it does prove that I am a VERY OLD MAN!!!
I have a feeling this is where people working in MacDuff Harbour took their horses for a drink of water years ago before motor vehicles came along. On the other hand, it might be the strangest (and most public) toilet I have ever seen!
Some Christmas music for everyone!
Do Boris Johnson’s eyes look any less sinister or more trustworthy after they’ve been pushed through Photoshop’s new Create From Image Filter. Short answer – Nope!
More fun with Photoshop’s new Create From Image tool. See my previous post for details.
A slight reworking of this earlier image…
I’ve returned to Banff after two weeks away in England. We went on a long walk to Whitehills (the next small town along the coast westwards from Banff) and back with the dog today. You can see our GPS track in the image below (total distance 6 miles). We enjoyed a lot of meandering when we were throwing the ball for the dog (who has never got the hang of ‘fetch’) on the beach. We also saw grey seal basking on the rocks at Whitehills, curlew and a heap of other sea birds were dishing about like wind-up toys on the beaches. There were heaps of other seabirds diving into the sea with ferocity in order to catch their breakfast. The Scottish landscape is beyond breathtaking and we find ourselves living in a small town which must be one of Scotland’s best kept secrets. And, by the way, Whitehills famous for this.
Note to self………remember to take the camera next time!